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When I backup my files to my Simpletech external hard drive(J) It requires a file name to proceed. I enter a file name and I get an answer that the directory is " read only select another ". How do I proceed fronm here to select a new diectory and create a file name?

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Try a new name which u didnot use earlier.

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You will simply need to install this software on a spare computer in order to test the backups. Frankly though I would just use windows backup to copy the files/folders you want to the drive raw as this can be read anywhere.

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